Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Reading: The Wind Is My Mother by Bear Heart
First on our list of studies were the Native Americans. Medicine man Bear Heart writes this book that incorporates much of his personal life experience while also his teachings as a medicine man and what other medicine men have taught him growing up. The lesson to be learned from all of this? Well, there are actually quite a bit of lessons that Bear Heart teaches his readers throughout the book including prayers and how to stay in tune with Mother Nature. But the real lesson of the book is learning how to live a harmonious life in a world that is far from it.
This review is kind of late so I already somewhat stated my opinion on this book in a previous blog of mine reflecting on my 50 books of 2012 challenge. For those who didn't read that, I love this book! It is a masterpiece and extremely underrated. If people read books like these more often, the world would be a better place. It most definitely gets 5 out of 5 stars from me! I'm so thankful that I took the Intro to Religious Studies class because not only did the class teach me so much, but the teacher got me to read this book.